Court rejects bid for £6m damages

A former member of the RAF who broke his neck during an "It's a Knockout" type event at an air force base has had his bid for £6m damages turned down.

Robert Uren was 21 when he dived into an inflatable pool to retrieve plastic fruit at an event at RAF High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, in July 2005.

He had sued the MoD and Corporate Leisure to cover the care he will need after he was left tetraplegic.

The judge Mr Justice Field said: "Such activities are almost never risk-free."

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